This paper compares two Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) approaches for the analysis of flow boiling inside the first wall (FW) of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER): (1) the Rohsenow model for nucleate boiling, seamlessly switching to the Volume of Fluid (VOF) approach for film boiling, as available in the commercial CFD code STAR-CCM+, (2) the Bergles–Rohsenow (BR) model, for which we developed a User Defined Function (UDF), implemented in the commercial code FLUENT. The physics of both models is described, and the results with different inlet conditions and heating levels are compared with experimental results obtained at the Efremov Institute, Russia. The performance of both models is compared in terms of accuracy and computational cost.

CFD analysis of flow boiling in the ITER first wall / Domalapally, PHANI KUMAR; Rizzo, E.; Savoldi, Laura; Subba, Fabio; Zanino, Roberto. - In: FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN. - ISSN 0920-3796. - STAMPA. - 87:(2012), pp. 556-560. [10.1016/j.fusengdes.2012.01.024]

CFD analysis of flow boiling in the ITER first wall

DOMALAPALLY, PHANI KUMAR;SAVOLDI, LAURA;SUBBA, Fabio;ZANINO, Roberto
2012

Abstract

This paper compares two Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) approaches for the analysis of flow boiling inside the first wall (FW) of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER): (1) the Rohsenow model for nucleate boiling, seamlessly switching to the Volume of Fluid (VOF) approach for film boiling, as available in the commercial CFD code STAR-CCM+, (2) the Bergles–Rohsenow (BR) model, for which we developed a User Defined Function (UDF), implemented in the commercial code FLUENT. The physics of both models is described, and the results with different inlet conditions and heating levels are compared with experimental results obtained at the Efremov Institute, Russia. The performance of both models is compared in terms of accuracy and computational cost.
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